Wednesday, August 14, 2019

New In-House Courses with Industry/Institute Partners

New In-house courses (Degree, Diploma & Certification) in collaboration with Industry/Institute Partners

Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology (MAKAUT), WB is introducing In-House Courses in collaboration with renowned industry partners to increase the skill and employability of the young generation. Side by side traditonal courses, the University has proposed a number of certification and diploma courses in collaboration with different industry partners and institutions. With a view to increase and widen the professional skills of  youths, MAKAUT has signed a number of MOUs with such partners for the introduction of B.Sc, certification and Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) Courses. The special features of these courses are hands-on practice, laboratory based classes and will be based on real project based learning.

Hospitality Studies

MAKAUT has joined hands with Zoom Enterprises Limited, to introduce five innovative and job oriented Under Graduate (B.Sc.) courses of 3 years in the field of Hospitality Administration and Management. Zoom Enterprises Limited has a large premises at Salt Lake Sector V.

The following  courses are introduced in collaboration between MAKAUT and Zoom Enterprises Limited:

B.Sc. in Hospitality Administration

This course provides the students with a fundamental knowledge about the principles of hospitality. The skills required by hospitality managers globally encompass operational as well as management levels. This course is designed to produce professional hospitality personnels who are equipped with the necessary expertise for the 21st century.

With a combination of theoretical, practical and real time experiences, this course provides students with an all-round education in this field.

B.Sc. in Hospitality and Catering Studies

Catering is an integral part of hospitality. This hospitality and catering course will cover the basics of hospitality operations as well as essentials of food production, nutrition, health and safety and other issues that commonly arise in the industry. 

While the course will include important theoretical concepts, there will be plenty of practical elements and the chance to gain lots of hands-on experience. Students will be prepared with knowledge, skills and experience for supervisory and management levels and will focus to a great extent on employability skills.

B.Sc. in International Hotel and Tourism and Administration

The hospitality industry is a truly global phenomenon which connects with the tourism industry on both domestic and international platforms.

Students who choose to study this degree should be interested in interacting with people from all walks of life from all over the world. They will be taught the details of the fast growing tourism markets and how they can provide the best services and the experiences for international as well as domestic travelers.

B.Sc. in Hospitality, Tourism and Events Management
With the growth of the allied industries of tourism and hospitality, domestic and international travelers and organisations are now recognising the possibilities of hosting events, conferences, meetings, symposiums and much more in a wide range of locations worldwide.

Students of this degree course will study relevant aspects of hospitality, tourism as well as the new and upcoming Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions  (MICE) industries with an emphasis on the needs of corporate travelers and how these are met by accommodation, food & beverage and facilities providers.

B.Sc. in Hotel, Catering and Aviation Studies

The tremendous boom in the travel and tourism industries has resulted in requirements for high professional standards in domestic and international travel, food and beverages and accommodation. These needs can only be met by expertly trained professionals.

In this degree course, the student will learn in details about hotel operations, guest services, catering services etc. They will also inculcate specialised skill sets required for aviation personnel such as communication, grooming, confidence and technical skills.

MAKAUT and Zoom are hopeful that all these five courses will be helpful to the young learners and help them in future in the job market. The success of the students will encourage the institutions to introduce different courses in other fields also to guide the future generation and help them overcome all uncertainties in their career-path.

PG Diploma in Yogic Science

This 12 months' PG Diploma course in Yogic Science is in collaboration with Saraswati International Education & Welfare Foundation. 

The course aims at imparting therapeutic skills and knowledge of yoga as a discipline of cure to the students. The course structure through its theoretical and practical modules tries to achieve the inherent aim.

PG Diploma in Yoga Therapy pass out students can look for a variety of options in terms of their career. One can opt for a career in Therapeutic centres, Naturopathy centres, Hotels, resorts, Government health establishment, Health clubs, etc.

M. Tech. /Post Graduate Diploma in Geo-informatics

M.Tech Course in Geoinformatics

The Geoinformatics and remote sensing cell of DSTBT is the nodal agency of the State of West Bengal in the fields of remote sensing and Geographical Information System (GIS). It has been supporting varoius state government departments in their planning process by providing spatial data support. For utilising these spatial data sets, the need for trained man-power in this field has been ever increasing. The department has been offering one year PG DIPLOMA course in Geoinformatics under the affiliation of MAKAUT since 2008. Recently it has been observed that the scope of applications of various new technologies like artificial intelligence, cloud computing, UAV, web based real time spatial analysis etc in Geoinformatics are rapidly increasing. Hence it has been decided that the new 2 Years M.Tech course in Geoinformatics will be organised in collaboration with MAKAUT to cater to the above needs. The course will cover the use of the State of the Art technologies in application fields like remote sensing, GIS and GPS. Moreover, there will be intensive hands on industry oriented training on various relevant aspects. 

About the Course

The course covers the use of the State of the Art technologies in the fields of remote sensing, GIS and GNSS, including web GIS, Geospatial Big Data Analytics and machine learning, engineering GIS, Cloud computing, programming for Geospatial Analysis using Python, JavaScript and Spatial Databases.

Qualifications and eligibility criteria

A student should secure at least 60%(55% for SC,ST) marks in the master's level or in the bachelor's degree in engineering or a minimum of 55% (50% for SC,ST) in post Graduate level. 

Students with a master's degree from a recognised University or Institute in Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Geology, Geophysics, Geography, Agriculture, Atmospheric sciences, RS&GIS, Environment sciences, Botany, Zoology, Forestry, Marine Sciences, Computer Application, Bachelor's degree from a recognised University or Institute in Civil engineering, Computer Sciences, Information Technology, Mining Engineering, Surveying, Architecture, Regional Planning, Electronics and Communication or equivalent will be considered for admission to M.Tech course in Geoinformatics.

PG Diploma and M.Tech in Geoinformatics Courses

The PG Diploma Course is of duration 1 year. The students who have satisfactorily completed the PG Diploma in Geoinformatics Course can take admission in the third Semester of M Tech in Geoinformatics course within 5 years after successful completion of PG Diploma in Geoinformatics course

The students who have initially taken admission in M Tech in Geoinformatics course may discontinue the course after successful completion of first two Semesters of the course. In such situation they will be awarded Post Graduate Diploma in Geo-informatics.

Certification of Post Graduate Diploma and M Tech in Geoinformatics will be done jointly by Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology and West Bengal State Council of Science and Technology, Department of Science and Technology and Biotechnology, Government of West Bengal
The entire curriculum of 1st year of M. Tech in Geo-informatics and Post Graduate Diploma in Geo-informatics will be conducted by DSTBT at Bikash Bhavan 4th floor and the entire
curriculum of the second year of M. Tech will be conducted by MAKAUT at its campus.

The structure of examination of first and second semesters of both PG diploma and M. Tech courses will be the same and follow the M.Tech pattern of the University.

BBA and MBA Courses

These are introduced as joint certification courses with Enterprise Development Institute:

MBA in Waste Management and Social Entrepreneurship 

This course is of duration 2 years. Waste Management is the procedure of identification, collection, transportation, segregation, processing and effective disposal of waste. Effective monitoring and management of waste can help avoid harmful effect on human life as well on environment. Now a days Waste Management is a vital issue in modern business world. Waste management is the effective monitoring, handling and treatment of waste which is produced regularly from different sources. Presently this course
is having high demand in different industries as tons of waste materials in different forms are produced daily which range from solid waste to E-waste.

Also in the modern society, benefit generation for community is highly solicited. Entrepreneurship which focuses on the development of society is having greater probability to get success.  Unlike traditional business, social entrepreneurship endeavor focuses on social satisfaction which ultimately leads to long term benefit for the business and community as well. 

MBA in Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Venture Development

MBA in innovation, Entrepreneurship and Venture Development is of duration 2 years. It is a completely advanced management program which aims to craft entrepreneurship and venture development with an innovative outlook. It offers a holistic approach to the entrepreneurial process which includes physical, intellectual and emotional need to initiate a new venture. It would also help develop an entrepreneurial mind which thinks of innovative ideas and would lead to business operation within a multi cultural, complex techno-geographic settings. It advances the students to develop their management and leadership skill which would help them frame innovative solution and to operate within a complex business scenario through experimental and action learning. This course provides a deep insight towards the innovation based entrepreneurship and venture development.

BBA in Travel and Tourism

This course is of duration 3 years. It educates the students with various concepts of tourism and its structures which are important for any student willing to make a career in this field. This course aims to introduce you to the great tourism potential of India. It will provide complete knowledge of our country i.e. our culture, traditions, our social history, hidden treasures of our country (natural beauty, monuments, places of pilgrimages etc.), development scenario and aspirations. It has job prospects in airlines, railways hotels, car rental agencies, theme parks etc.

Studies in Animation and Graphic Designing

Different courses in animation equip the students with the necessary computer skills and educational knowledge to embark on a career in the expanding field of animation. The students learn how to utilize technology to create 2D and 3D animation. An animator uses state-of-the-art computers and software programmes enabling them to create digital illustrations, which can be turned into cartoons, animated images, special effects, 3D images and so on. Employment opportunities are there in production companies or the students can engage themselves in their own start-up initiatives.

In this field, MAKAUT and Moople Academy Private Limited (being an associate of Hi-Tech Film & Broadcast Academy Private Limited) have joined hands. Also Bankura Unnayani Institute of Engineering (an affiliated college of MAKAUT) and Hi-Tech Film & Broadcast Academy Private Limited have joined hands to offer the same courses in this field.

The courses are as follows:

B.Sc in Animation, Multimedia & Graphics

This course is of duration 3 years. It is a modern course in computer applications designed to turn students into skilled professionals in Graphics Design, Animation and Multimedia. It integrates different aspects of 2D and 3D art, interactive media and animation. Hands-on training in modelling, design, texturing, animation, lighting and rendering for 3D design with different software tools are included in the course. It will help to learn: Visual communication. to design for print and the web with practical, hands-on training with the software tools used by today’s professionals; making animated films.

Advanced Certificate Programme in Graphics & Web Designing

This course is of duration 12 months. It aims to nurture the creative skills of students in graphic design. It makes them well versed with all the aspects of the process, so that they can be qualified professionals in the field. The course also imparts a basic understanding of how the web and web pages work.

Advanced Certificate Programme in 3D Animation

This course is of duration 18 months. It is defined as a process of making three dimensional solid objects from a digital file. Students will be trained on how to design products that will then be printed. This will help them learn about how prototypes can be made and also understand the career path The course is designed to impart knowledge and skills related to 3D printing technologies, selection of material and equipment and develop a product using this technique.

Advanced Certificate Programme in VFX

This course is of duration 24 months. VFX is nothing but the visual effects that is seen everyday in the films. The VFX and animation industry is growing at a very fast rate. It, therefore, needs skilled and talented professionals. The certification courses will enhance these skills. Working professionals looking out to specialize in the field of editing, film making can take up these courses.

Bachelor of Computer Application (BCA) and allied courses

These courses are in collaboration with Bankura Unnayani Institute of Engineering (an affiliated college of MAKAUT). 
Bachelor of Computer Application (BCA) is a three years undergraduate course to inculcate knowledge about computer skills. It provides a wide knowledge about the programming languages like C, C++, Oracle, Python, Java, Web designing, Business intelligence, and database management systems. Some of the job profiles that one can bag after completing a BCA programme are: Software Tester, Junior Programmer, Web Developer, Systems Administrator, Software Developer and so on.

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